According to many sources from foreign media, Oracle is now shutting down its flash storage division and firing at least 300 employees.
On August 15th, Mike Workman, senior vice president of Oracle Storage, told employees about massive layoffs through a conference call.
One of Oracle's middle-level employees said: "Today, Larry's out-of-date storage division Pillar Data has been quietly cut and the product has been discontinued. A few people were left behind and sent the final product. ”
He estimated that the clerk was "about 300 people".
The news of the layoffs also reached the layoff announcement website thelayoff.com, and many people who are now former employees confirmed the change. Some people claim that Workman's organizational chart is all de-listed except for 12 people, "actually the entire flash storage department was cut. Only 12 people stayed. More than 400 layoffs. ”
Pillar Data was led by Workman, funded by Larry Ellison, then CEO of Oracle, and acquired by Oracle in 2011. It then became part of the Oracle Flash Storage Division, based in Broomfield, Colorado. Last year, Oracle employed approximately 2,000 people in the department.
Oracle flash storage products include the FS1, a redesigned Pillar Axiom array. The hardware is integrated into the Oracle system, and the components of the system are architected, co-manufactured, and fully integrated, tested, and optimized to work together for better Oracle database performance.
Integrated systems (all-in-one) include Exadata Database Machine, Big Data Appliance, Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance, and Private Cloud Appliance And the Database Appliance. The Exadata Database Machine X8 was announced in June.
Oracle is now focusing on public cloud services, not paying much attention to the local deployment of its software, and therefore less concerned with the local deployment of hardware. It now seems that Oracle has stopped making its own flash storage hardware and software.
An Oracle spokesperson sent us a statement: “As our cloud business grows, we will continue to balance resources and restructure our development team to help ensure we have the right people around the world. Customers provide the best cloud products. ”